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dunlop tires

Postby crispycurt » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:32 am



i have an 08 goldwing/w7200 miles on the bike and the tires.the tires,front and back both have lots of tread left on them and a lot of flat spots,is this normal for the mileage on them or manfacture defect, anyone else have this problem?



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Re: dunlop tires

Postby Byront » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:27 am

I have found this is a common occurance with dunlop tires.... I believe under inflation has some to do with it, have heard the 42lbs is what is recommended in the dunlap tires, the tires are already as hard as a rock, and 42lbs of air doesn't help... but they seem to ware best with that tire pressure.... Dunlaps the elite 3 whine really bad too.... on a harley you would not hear this whine, but on a wing it is unneeded noise... you might check the 42lbs tire pressure... wheels out of balance are also another cause for flat spots... most of the riders that I know have all experienced the flat spots around the mileage you speak of... I got 15,000 miles out of an elite 2 front tire, but don't much care for the 3's they are a harder rubber tire, and are supposed to do more miles, but everyone I have seen developes the flat spots... might be time to go to michalins maybe, I am thinking about it anyway.........

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby bjbram » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:25 pm

Just got my first wing, a 95......love the ride. Question, it seems in turns the front tire has a different sound, like a whine, but when straightens out, its fine. Anyone experience that?

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:18 am

bjbram wrote:Just got my first wing, a 95......love the ride. Question, it seems in turns the front tire has a different sound, like a whine, but when straightens out, its fine. Anyone experience that?


If it's an Elite 3, then others have mentioned the high pitched whine or whistle while turning.

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:56 am

Most likely from cupping. The front wheel gets cupped, and that makes a whining noise in turns.

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby bjbram » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:44 pm

You mean the tire is cupped? And a new one is needed? How old should tires be even if good tread and no signs of damage? Thanks for info

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:55 pm

bjbram wrote:You mean the tire is cupped? And a new one is needed? How old should tires be even if good tread and no signs of damage? Thanks for info


Yes, the tire is cupped, and the only way to fix that is to replace it. At the same time, check your steering bearings, suspension, try using Dyna Beads, and keep your tire pressure up to where it should be. All of those things can cause cupping.

Have a look at How to tell the age of your tires. Tires should be
replaced 6 or 7 years after date of manufacture (NOT date of installation).

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Re: dunlop tires

Postby m2102 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:54 pm

i have e 3's on my 1500 and have over 20k miles on them.yes they do cup and yes they do whine in corners.part of the reason is flat rode riding,no twisties. if you have any twisting roads to ride it is supposed to help the cupping,keeps tires evenly wore.going to go till next season before i replace them and am sold on how long the last mileage wise. i can put up with a little tire noise.




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